Gas leak prompts evacuations in Northern Liberties

July 25, 2013 8:13:02 PM PDT
A portion of two city blocks were evacuated in the Northern Liberties section of Philadelphia due to a gas leak.

A private contractor ruptured a gas line at a construction site near the corner of 5th and Poplar around 5:10 p.m. Thursday.

PGW and the Fire Department responded to the scene and evacuated two city blocks surrounding the site.

They were able to get the leak capped.